Mink spotted on Lake Ontario shoreline
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada )
I was riding my bike along the waterfront trail in Mississauga when a small, black, furry animal darted out and looked frightened by my approach.
It had a weasel-like face and a slinky way of running.
It tried to escape by squeezing through a chain link fence, momentarily stuck, before scampering down the embankment to the water.
It took me a while to identify this animal as I don't think they used to be native to southern Ontario, but after looking after this home video, it was definitely a mink!
I saw others in Southern Ontario mention similar sightings elsewhere on this blog so I thought I'd post this as the mink seem to be flourishing here and increasing in numbers.
Link to Mink video